Puglisi Barber Shop is busy on a Friday afternoon in mid-May. Chatter echoes through the small space as piles of hair expand on the floor. Tony Puglisi, the shop’s namesake, is in the back finishing up a cut. In a strong Sicilian accent, he can be heard over the din asking the customer if he likes his new ‘do. The answer, as it often has been over...

Air Italy has added 10 new destinations to its network through the signing of a Special Prorate Agreement with Alaska Airlines. The new interline agreement start the airlines’ partnership with 10 destinations across the US and Mexico: Anchorage, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, San Diego, Newark, San Jose (CA) and Guadalajara (...

Park Place is back, but not the same. New owners Daniel Cohanim and Norberto Corona have made subtle changes to Park Place’s look — not counting the exterior — but the restaurant is now an Italian bistro, at a lower price point and less fussy fare than its previous concept. Cohanim opened his Panini Grill Cafe in Seattle back in 1997, where he met...

Farrelli's Pizza is a classic spot for Italian food- including wood-fire pizzas- in the South Sound. But there's a lot of history behind this local restaurant! Farrelli's was founded in 1995 in Lacey, Washington. They now have eight pizzerias around the South Puget Sound. Their newest location is at Point Ruston, which opened in 2017. One of Farrel...

The Eastside is giving off some serious “La Dolce Vita” energy. On Sunday, a huge new Italian restaurant called Como will open at Carillon Point in Kirkland, featuring a pizza and pasta menu from star chef Gabriel Chavez. There is seating for 120 in the 3,700 square foot space heavy on the Mediterranean motif, with two lounges, additional seating o...

A new Italian restaurant has opened in the neighborhood. Located at 2717 61st Ave. SW at the Alki Homestead in West Seattle, the fresh arrival is called Il Nido. The new business specializes in Italian dishes served in a cozy, modern log cabin setting. The menu now features appetizers, salads, handmade pastas and main entrees cooked up by James Bea...

Tony (Antonio) Orsillo passed away April 6, 2019 at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, WA. Tony was born on February 10, 1933 in the tiny Italian hill town of Pago Veiano, an hour outside of Naples. He was born in to a large farming family, where he learned to grow fruits and vegetables which became his life long passion. In 1960, at the urging of his ol...

A new Italian restaurant is coming to Tacoma’s Proctor neighborhood at 2717 N. Proctor St. Crudo & Cotto will open in the second-story space where Soul and Old House Cafe formerly operated. Expect a summer opening. Its owners are Giampaolo Falchetti and Kathryn Philbrook, the husband-wife duo behind Olympia’s Basilico Ristorante. The restaurant’s c...

It’s been almost a year since Brunello’s on Snoqualmie Ridge was sold to Francesco Montalto. With new ownership also came a plan to rebrand the longtime Snoqualmie restaurant in order to give it a new identity. Well, it took a little bit longer than anticipated, but Brunello’s is now officially Francesco Ristorante Italiano – complete with a new si...

Matt and Kelly Austin made their bold move into the wine industry five years ago when they left California and their respective careers as a tax attorney and a fashion designer for Washington state. But their journey became more daring than a career change with a winning bid a year and a half ago on a winery, vineyard and lodging property off the O...